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Al Duca

4.5
4.5
1202 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Al Duca was opened by leading restaurateur Claudio Pulze in 1999. As part of Pulze’s 'Cuisine Collection' restaurant group, Al Duca remains one of the most popular restaurants in the St. James area of the capital with a loyal clientele of diners. Serving modern Italian cuisine, Al Duca focuses heavily on bringing out the very best elements of what is one of the most acclaimed gastronomic regions of the world. The menu at Al Duca emphasises the use of simple fresh ingredients, skilfully combined to bring out the best of a wide range of traditional dishes offered both in classic style and with a new twist, all following Pulze’s ethos to offer reasonably priced good Italian food.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 am Mon–Fri 6:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7839 3090

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gianni Andolfi

  • Private party facilities

    The main restaurant with bar is also available for full venue hire and can seat up to 70 people for larger celebrations. Our largest single table seats 20. Choose from one of our specially created party menus or allow us to assist you in creating a meal to make your dining experience unique for your group.

  • Private party contact

    Giovanni Monni: 020 7839 3090

  • Neighborhood

    Piccadilly

  • Cross street

    Jermyn Street

  • Parking details

    Parking is free after 6:30PM on single yellow lines or at St. James Square.

  • Public transit

    Piccadilly Circus; Bus 19, 38, 22

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 1,202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Super service and a great menu, short but enough choice. A very enjoyable meal. No real wow factor, but it provided a very nice break in a relaxed atmosphere.
  2. JG

    JohnG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A very nice quick supper before the theatre. Cost of eating out now was a surprise. Almost double of a year ago!
  3. MR

    MaryR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Al Duca never fails to deliver. Food excellent and service just the degree of attention you need. Everyone very knowledgable about the menu and nothing appears to be too much trouble. A real gem in this part of London - long may the restaurant thrive.
  4. S

    Susy1959

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were attentive but not intrusive. Water was topped up without asking. Service was excellent food arrived quickly and was excellent.
  5. FT

    FrankieT

    New England

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The tuna tartare was exceptional and the lack of a real salad option was handled very positively. The remainder of the food choices were all good. The service was discrete but very good and the red wine, while not cheap, was very good. I have been going to this restaurant since 2015 and will continue to do so as I have never been disappointed.
  6. T

    Tommy

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food relexed atmosphere efficient service The decorations is very simple
  7. MP

    MissPiggy

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice little Italian right next to St James Sq so convenient for park and Regent St. Lunch booking. Sausage pasta was delicious. Would definitely recommend and return.
  8. c

    candywish

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Fabulous pasta & great Italian wine & service.
  9. BP

    BobP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Table available at the required time - and in a quiet corner as requested. Slightly overzealous attention to regular glass-filling - could probably cut that down by half. Otherwise, just fine and I'll be back.
  10. PL

    PeterL

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A very pleasant evening. Delicious food, nice service, and good ambience. Will gladly return
  11. FI

    FatterthanIwanttobe

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delightful restaurant with great service and food in a quiet side street off Jermyn St. So centrally located and a little oasis.
  12. C

    Carel

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Unfortunately, there was a 45mins gap between providing my and and me with our second course and we had to ask your team to speed up providing us with with that course
  13. C

    Cerbera

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average experience. Will not be returning.
  14. M

    Militaryspouse

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Food was nice but nothing to write home about . Service for first 10 minutes was good, then after that they forgot about us and concentrated on other customers. Not the best experience for my friend who was visiting the UK for the first time. Will not return or recommend. Which is a shame as it would have been very convenient for myself and my family whilst in London staying at our club in the mall .
  15. R

    Roscoe

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly, delicious Italian. Prices not unreasonable for location. £30 for two courses and drink for lunch. Will be back.
  16. HY

    HilaryY

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delightful and helpful staff. Food quality excellent. Perhaps more wine by glass choice. Those we did have were very good.
  17. JH

    JonathanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A celebration after a successful conference. Great food, good service with some humour and good value. A really nice evening thank you.
  18. KM

    KatrinaM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious and welcoming. Make sure you say whether your pasta is a starter or main. We would have been delighted to eat more!
  19. g

    gardener

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Al Duca provides excellent Italian food, with a traditional Italian menu format. The service is friendly and professional.
  20. CW

    ChrisW

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Sausage ragu fantastic. Server was great. Thought that £6.50 for a beer was a bit pricy although it was very good and imported from Sardinia.
  21. HD

    HonDiner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely long lunch. Food was excellent, staff attentive. Definitely recommend.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food. Good list of Italian wines. Very nice service. Some of the Italian waiters actually speak Italian.
  23. B

    Blegywryd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We found this restaurant while staying in London during the 2012 Olympics and have been back many times over the years. This was the first visit since covid-19 started. The menu seemed a little shorter than I recall but my lunch of grilled octopus, stone bass with pickled and roast vegetables followed by deconstructed chocolate and hazelnut canoli was excellent, accompanied by a good Soave and a glass of muscat with the dessert. all charmingly and attentively served. All as good as I recalled, albeit somewhat more expensive.
  24. CD

    CarolD

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food, wine and service as always.
  25. D

    Deborah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good quality food, quick and attentive service. The restaurant has a real buzz. Menu has a good selection of what you would expect in an Italian plus some interesting twists. Wine list is easy to navigate and is good value for the West End
  26. MC

    MarkC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    No frills, just relies on great food, wine and staff. Pre theatre dinner easy.
  27. J

    John

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eaten at Al Duca on many occasions over many years and have never been disappointed. Ideal for business or social.
  28. P

    Patrickv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have had diner there, 14-05-2022 on the terras, only thing I can say, it was perfect! Great wines good service and very good food.
  29. SK

    SallyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely quiet pre theatre meal. Friendly staff great food and wine
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A lovely Ilatian with
  31. MM

    MariM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had a dinner at Al Duca with my husband. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. They recommended the best wine to pair with the dishes we ordered. The food was incredible. The best pasta we had in London.
  32. SE

    SimonE

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic little place, great food and service. We’ll be back for sure.
  33. JC

    JenniferC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    attentive Italian levels of service make this a comfortable welcoming venue, without them intruding on your conversation - though my companion felt their the 'looking after you lovely ladies' talk was somewhat unreconstructed. Excellent fresh primavera starter, real truffle shaved on my pasta, makes me happy. Wines looked pricy for what they are as did the final bill, but it is central london where I havent been for 3 yrs so my sense of value might be a bit provincial
  34. JL

    JosephL

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I was served poor quality food in a rushed, insensitive manner. This was once a good place to eat. Not now.
  35. HH

    HannahH

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It wasn’t open! Despite receiving an email confirming the booking. Terrible experience and couldn’t find any other Italian restaurants with a table free. *edit have since received a very apologetic phone call from the manager
  36. J

    Jewlz

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Al Duca and look forward to visiting again. Enjoyed sharing some appetizers with a friend. They had no problem handling my food allergy and were very hospitable!
  37. TS

    TheSwede

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have not been to Al Duca for lunch since 2019 due to pandemic. Have been for dinner meanwhile. Always enjoyable.
  38. DS

    DavidS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food looks and tastes wonderful. The wine list is also first rate
  39. s

    superdeluxe

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a pleasant surprise! Warm friendly service and proper authentic Italian food done right. Pasta not over cooked and served piping hot.
  40. CC

    CharlotteC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant as always great food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Al Duca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7839 3090.

Al Duca is rated 4.5 stars by 1202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Al Duca

4-5 Duke of York Street, London, SW1Y 6LA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jermyn Street

  • Neighborhood

    Piccadilly

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 am Mon–Fri 6:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is free after 6:30PM on single yellow lines or at St. James Square.

  • Public transit

    Piccadilly Circus; Bus 19, 38, 22

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gianni Andolfi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7839 3090

  • Private party facilities

    The main restaurant with bar is also available for full venue hire and can seat up to 70 people for larger celebrations. Our largest single table seats 20. Choose from one of our specially created party menus or allow us to assist you in creating a meal to make your dining experience unique for your group.

  • Private party contact

    Giovanni Monni: 020 7839 3090

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